Miami Marlins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/4/14
Los Angeles Dodgers (17-13) at Miami Marlins (15-14)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) (3-2) (3.000) vs. Jose Fernandez (R) (4-1) (1.588)
The Line: Miami Marlins -195 / Los Angeles Dodgers +165 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, FS-South
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to leave South Florida with another win against the Marlins.
The Dodgers are in need of a winning streak to challenge San Francisco for the top spot in the National League West and appeared to be on their way with a three game sweep of Minnesota heading to Miami and they kept the ball rolling in a 9-7 eleven inning win Saturday to avenge a series opening loss. Paul Malholm gave up three runs in six frames with Brian Wilson allowing three in 1/3 of an inning before Chris Perez blew the save with a 9th inning run. The adventures on the mound were overcome by great hitting as the Doders racked up 16 hits Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford going deep and driving in five. Stephen Fife makes his first start of 2014 versus the Marlins on Sunday. Fife was generally a spot starter a season ago with strikeout potential who did give up the occasinal long ball.
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Miami isn't going to win the National League East but they have proven to be much improved over a season ago. The Marlins were playing their best baseball with the Dodgers coming to town and after opening the series with a win they had won four in a row before Saturday's defeat ended the run. Jacob Turner struggled through four frames with six runs plated with Carlos Marmol absorbing the loss with a pair of runs given up in the 11th. The Fish came up big at the dish on 13 hits and eight walks with Marcell Ozuna, Jeff Baker and Jeff Mathis launching homers. The Marlins send ace Jose Fernandez to the bump looking for his 5th victory of the young season. Fernandez has been one of the top arms in the game with a 4-1 record and 0.83 ERA.
The Dodgers are the better team but with Fernandez on the bump the scale weighs in favor of Miami and there isn't much more to it then that...